New do­mes­tic sys­tem, deal with PTV to be game chang­ers

The Pak Banker - - FRONT PAGE - IS­LAM­ABAD -APP

The new do­mes­tic cricket model and Pak­istan Cricket Board's (PCB) re­cent deal with PTV are game chang­ers for coun­try's cricket and will help pro­duce world's best crick­eters in the years to come.

This was stated by Chief Ex­ec­u­tive PCB Wasim Khan. dur­ing his con­ver­sa­tion with Dawn here in Is­lam­abad. Wasim spoke about do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional cricket, par­tic­u­larly about ex­pected tours of the world's four best teams in next two years.

He said that Pak­istan is all set to host Zim­babwe in Novem­ber this year and dur­ing the next two years, New Zealand ( in Septem­ber 2021), South Africa and some other top teams of the world are ex­pected to tour Pak­istan.

Talk­ing about the re­cent broad­cast­ing deal be­tween PCB and PTV, he said PCB ex­pects to earn US$200 mil­lion over the next three years which will be spent on pro­mo­tion of cricket. He added that Pak­istan is blessed with best raw tal­ents which needed plat­forms to ex­cel. "Un­der new do­mes­tic sys­tem, young tal­ent will par­tic­i­pate in high-level of com­pe­ti­tions with re­duced num­bers of teams and high stan­dards of game to hone their skills prop­erly." Wasim fur­ther said that from the up­com­ing do­mes­tic ses­sion, Pak­istani cricket fans will see do­mes­tic play­ers in ac­tion on their tv screen and tele­vi­sion cov­er­age of do­mes­tic events will also be a big boost for young play­ers. He added that un­der the broad­cast­ing deal with PTV, all matches of up­com­ing Na­tional T20 would be shown live by na­tional broad­caster while Quaid-iAzam Tro­phy- the coun­try's pres­ti­gious first class event, would be cov­ered live and high­lights will also be shown. "There are 31 matches of Quaid-i-Azam Tro­phy and we will en­sure at least one match of each team should be broad­casted live," the PCB CEO said.

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